Nature Calgary

Nature Calgary

I was delighted to be invited by Elaine Tschofen of the Nature Calgary Club to do my first zoom presentation for a community of Calgarians that have been exploring the birds, the plants and the natural landscapes in the Calgary area since 1955. It was an opportunity...
Lyn at the Olympic Games in Rome 1960

Lyn at the Olympic Games in Rome 1960

Well, Olympic Games 2021 in Tokyo brings back memories of my first Olympic Games in Rome in 1960, a year I know as well as my birthday. Australians travel the world more than most people -and in my day back in 1960, Aussies carried around with them a little book of...
HOW TABASCO MY SAUCY RACCOON GOT HER NAME

HOW TABASCO MY SAUCY RACCOON GOT HER NAME

I just received a photo of my most recent book TABASCO THE SAUCY RACCOON in the bookstore on Avery Island in Louisiana. Why did I call the orphan raccoon that was given to me by the Stanley Park Zoo in Vancouver, British Columbia, Tabasco? I was living at the time in...
Gypsy, A Gibbon in Grade Six

Gypsy, A Gibbon in Grade Six

Good how attitudes change! Say the word APE in the 1960s when I became the mother of a gibbon ape named Gypsy whose own mother had rejected her and broke her arm – most people would think King Kong. And when the director of the Seattle-Tacoma Zoo brought Gypsy to my...